ERIC Number: ED100298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-22
Reference Count: N/A
TV Violence and the Child; The Evolution and Fate of the Surgeon General's Report.
Cater, Douglass; Strickland, Stephen
The U.S. Surgeon General's report on the effects of televised violence on children is discussed--how the report began, how it was compiled, and the results. The book concludes that broadcast media influence kept the most respected social scientist investigators of the subject off the Committee, and that the final results were distorted in the press at least partly through industry leaks. According to the study, the Committee did discern a causal relationship between violence and television although not as marked as some critics have alleged; little action was taken on the recommendations of what was supposed to be an important document. The book also explores the reasons why a second series of hearings was called for in 1974. (SK)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Children, Commercial Television, Mass Media, Programing (Broadcast), Research Methodology, Television, Television Research, Violence
Russell Sage Foundation, 230 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.